Liability exposure when 3D-printed parts fall from the sky

Lynne Graves, Mark Yampolskiy, Wayne King, Sofia Belikovetsky, Yuval Elovici

Critical Infrastructure Protection XII: 12th IFIP WG 11.10 International …, 2018

Additive manufacturing, also referred to as 3D printing, has become viable for manufacturing functional parts. For example, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration recently approved General Electric jet engine fuel nozzles that are produced by additive manufacturing. BecUniversity of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama with cyber technology, a number of security concerns have been raised. This chapter specifically considers attacks that deliberately sabotage the mechanical properties of functional parts produced by additive manufacturing; the feasibility of these attacks has already been discussed in the literature.Investments in security measures directly depend on cost-benefit analyses conducted by the participants involved in additive manufacturing processes. This chapter discusses the entities that can be considered to be financially liable in the event of a successful sabotage attack. The …